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😍 #Repost from @amivitale with @regram.app ... Video by @amivitale. Win a trip to the incredible Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya! This is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #worldelephantday


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Photo by @amivitale. Yusuf sleeps with young black rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife). This was my first glimpse into the unwavering commitment of these keepers and the sacrifices they make to protect endangered animals. The calf he rested his head on was orphaned when poachers killed his mother and the calf was immediately moved to Lewa, about 50 miles away. Much needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife and the conflict between heavily armed poachers and increasingly militarized wildlife rangers. But very little has been said about the indigenous communities on the front lines of the poaching wars and the incredible work they do to protect these animals. They hold the key to saving Africa’s great animals.

I'm Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and I've spent the past 8 years discovering and documenting unique conservation efforts in northern Kenya that protect wildlife, people, and cultures alike. You can read my latest @NatGeo article: http://tinyurl.com/kvopc69 to learn about the first community owned elephant and rhino sanctuary in East Africa (@r.e.s.c.u.e)
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@natgeo Film by @amivitale | Happy World Elephant Day! Feeding time at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti's nutritionists prepare specially developed formula for the orphans which is then delivered to them wherever they may be - in the field or in the boma. Feeding is a big part of the day’s work for the handlers and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. “Before, I was afraid of wild animals, especially elephants,” says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, one of the nutritionists, “but now I see them differently. The sanctuary has changed my feelings about elephants.” The elephants are fed 2 liter bottles, every three hours, around the clock.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern Kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg

This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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#Repost @natgeo
小熊貓們在嬉戲。

Photo by @amivitale | Baby panda cubs wrestle and frolic. Chinese scientists and their international counterparts cracked the puzzle of successfully breeding pandas in captivity after decades of disappointment. In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, Chinese scientists and their international counterparts are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.

I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term work on these adorable ambassadors made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale.

#pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals

八月焦點:家人
家是溫暖的避風港,家人則是一輩子的寶藏。
Tag @natgeomedia + #ilovemyfamily,我們會於每周分享主題精選照片。
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August Spotlight : Family
Home is where your heart is set in stone.
Tag @natgeomedia + #ilovemyfamily, We' ll post favorites next week.


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Regrann from @amivitale - Video by @amivitale. Win a trip to the incredible Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya! This is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #worldelephantday #conservation #worthmorealive #extinctisreal #africa #safari #tembeakenya #wildlife
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I wanted to share with you the work of my friend and colleague Ami Vitale on Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first every community owned and operated elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is a blue print for modern conservation efforts by African communities. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. You can support this incredible place and the people who protect wildlife at prizeo.com/elephants !!! Photo by @amivitale
#saveelephants #stoppoaching @conservationorg @nrt_kenya @sararacamp @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @thephotosociety @nature_africa @magicalkenya @savetheelephants #elephant #retetielephants #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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#Repost @amivitale with @repostapp
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Video by @amivitale. Win a trip to the incredible Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya! This is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #worldelephantday


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Video by @amivitale. Win a trip to the incredible Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya! This is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #worldelephantday


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Video by @amivitale. Win a trip to the incredible Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya! This is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #worldelephantday


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Photo by @amivitale. Mike Learka gives some love to Nadasoit (on the left) and little Lemorijo, orphaned elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in northern Kenya. What’s happening at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg.
@conservationorg @nrt_kenya @sararacamp @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @nature_africa @magicalkenya #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Happy World Elephant Day! Orphaned elephant calf Nadasoit, here 5-months-old, says hello at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti is Africa's first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary, providing injured elephants with a safe place to heal before returning back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.

Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo #worldelephantday #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Mary Lengees is one of the dedicated keepers caring for orphaned elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) the first indigenous-owned and run elephant sanctuary in northern Kenya. She is one of the first indigenous Samburu women elephant keepers in all of Africa. 
Traditionally in Kenya, women are married young and are meant to take care their children and homes. Although women had never been keepers before, the community has embraced the new program. Today, Reteti has a total of 5 women keepers. The community is excited to hear what these women have accomplished, and rush to them when they return home to learn news of each of the elephants in their care.

Empowering women is crucial to counteract the increasing pressure placed on this fragile landscape. Reteti is opening a door to a world of possibilities where women are equally entitled to working on their own land and protecting their own wildlife. Reteti is changing the way these communities relate to wildlife, and this brings a sense of pride and responsibility to the women working at the sanctuary. They know that by caring for the elephants, their efforts are reducing poaching and human-wildlife conflict.
#protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #amivitale #nature #bvnkaii #noego #noignorance #synergy


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As Wapanda expands, our brand ambassador, the Giant Panda, is doing the same! Chinese scientists are working meticulously on growing and protecting the once endangered species 🐼
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#Repost: @amivitale - Photo by @amivitale. 16 year old mother, Ye Ye explore her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Her name, whose characters represent Japan and China, celebrates the friendship between the two nations. Ye Ye’s cub Hua Yan (Pretty Girl) is being trained for release into the wild.
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In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception and is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.
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My first book, "Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas," about these adorable ambassadors was released earlier this month. Currently available signed copies have sold out. However, you can still order a signed copy on backorder. Signed copies will begin shipping again in Sept 2018. (Link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo@natgeocreative @thephotosociety@nikonusa
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#Wapanda #findyourway #rideshare #panda #endangeredspecies #giantpanda #natgeo #amivitale #protection #safety #science #ride #drive #uber #lyft #train #bus #taxi #commute #errands #staydry #staycool #jerseycity #hoboken #nyc #growing #expanding


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Delighted to be presenting "The Stories We Are All Seeking" at the NJ Photo Expo at Unique Photo (@uniquephoto)'s Unique University in Fairfield, NJ. My first session is from 4-5.30pm on Saturday, June 9 and my second is from 10.30am-12pm on Sunday, June 10. Sign up and learn more by clicking on the link in my profile. I hope to see you there!

Here, Shorty the giraffe greets wildlife keeper Banki at Sarara Camp (@sararacamp) on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Shorty, or "Fupi" in Swahili, will go back to the wild once strong enough to survive on his own. He is a reticulated giraffe, which scientists have recently determined to be one of four distinct species of giraffe. Reticulated giraffe number about 8,000 individuals — as a separate species, it makes them some of the most endangered large mammals in the world as the population has dropped an estimated 70 percent in 15 years. The excellent wildlife keepers at Sarara and nearby Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) are working hard to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and orphaned animals.
@nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @nature_africa @sandiegozoo @doconnor16 @kenyawildlifeservice @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #giraffe #savegiraffes #reticulatedgiraffe #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natgeolodges #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikond5 #photojournalism #amivitale
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Photo by @amivitale. Happy World Elephant Day! Orphaned elephant calf Nadasoit, here 5-months-old, says hello at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti is Africa's first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary, providing injured elephants with a safe place to heal before returning back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.

Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo #worldelephantday #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Tidak ada angka pasti untuk jumlah panda anak-anak, tetapi diperkirakan jumlah keseluruhan panda mencapai 2060 jiwa. "Bukti dari serangkaian survei menunjukkan bahwa penurunan populasi panda dapat ditangani, dan sebaliknya jumlahnya mulai meningkat saat ini," demikian laporan terbaru IUCN.
Saya tertarik dengan informasi yang sering di upload di instagram dari @amivitale .@natgeo dan team lainnya. Kalau saya pribadi im agree dengan informasi yang mereka berikan. Semakin banyak informasi tentang alam dan bumi semakin banyak ilmu yang saya dapet.
#pandamonium @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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Photo by @amivitale. Mary Lengees comforts Suyian, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e)’s very first resident. Suyian was rescued in September 2016, when she was just four weeks old. In the first days that an elephant arrives, keepers stay with the orphans around the clock to offer comfort and be sure that the calf gets all the medical attention and love he or she needs.
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This is @amivitale and I’m excited to be taking over the @worldpressphoto account to share photos from my World Press Photo winning @natgeo project, “Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them,” about Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in northern Kenya.
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@conservationorg @nrt_kenya @sararacamp @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @nature_africa @magicalkenya #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #WPPh2018


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How endearing is this...
#RepostSave @natgeo ・・・ Film by @amivitale | Happy World Elephant Day!

Feeding time at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti's nutritionists prepare specially developed formula for the orphans which is then delivered to them wherever they may be - in the field or in the boma.
Feeding is a big part of the day’s work for the handlers and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. “Before, I was afraid of wild animals, especially elephants,” says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, one of the nutritionists, “but now I see them differently. The sanctuary has changed my feelings about elephants.” The elephants are fed 2 liter bottles, every three hours, around the clock.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern Kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg

This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Ne büyük bir haraket...👍✌️👏👏Onlar vahşi doğaya bile sahip çıkarken ,Sizde burda insana en yakın ,evcilleşmesi en kolay o dünya tatlısı masum hayvanları, köpekleri arabanın arkasına bağlayıp sürekleyin aferin size!!!😡😠
"Irkçılık yaptığınız bu insanlar İnsanlık dersi veriyor"...👏
#hayvanhaklari#hayvansevgisi#insanolmak#bekindtoelephants#dontletthemdisapear#elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #magicalkenya#whyilovekenya #afrika #everydayafrika #amivitale #nikon#nikonnofilter#nikonlove#world#love#animal#time


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Photo by @amivitale. Twelve year old mother giant panda, Si Xue explores her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Because of their low-energy diet, pandas avoid stressful situations and exertion.

It’s hard to imagine, but these animals were once as mythical and elusive as Bigfoot. They have been around for millions of years, but were only made known to the western world within the last century. The first panda was captured alive only in 1936.
After years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. With an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. In a region where bad environmental news is common, China is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador.
I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale.

#pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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Photo by @amivitale. Twelve year old mother giant panda, Si Xue explores her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Because of their low-energy diet, pandas avoid stressful situations and exertion.

It’s hard to imagine, but these animals were once as mythical and elusive as Bigfoot. They have been around for millions of years, but were only made known to the western world within the last century. The first panda was captured alive only in 1936.
After years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. With an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. In a region where bad environmental news is common, China is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador.
I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale.

#pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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Via @natgeo - Film by @amivitale | Happy World Elephant Day! Feeding time at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti's nutritionists prepare specially developed formula for the orphans which is then delivered to them wherever they may be - in the field or in the boma. Feeding is a big part of the day’s work for the handlers and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. “Before, I was afraid of wild animals, especially elephants,” says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, one of the nutritionists, “but now I see them differently. The sanctuary has changed my feelings about elephants.” The elephants are fed 2 liter bottles, every three hours, around the clock.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern Kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg

This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Happy World Elephant Day! Orphaned elephant calf Nadasoit, here 5-months-old, says hello at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti is Africa's first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary, providing injured elephants with a safe place to heal before returning back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.

Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo #worldelephantday #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Film by @amivitale | Happy World Elephant Day! Feeding time at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Reteti's nutritionists prepare specially developed formula for the orphans which is then delivered to them wherever they may be - in the field or in the boma. Feeding is a big part of the day’s work for the handlers and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. “Before, I was afraid of wild animals, especially elephants,” says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, one of the nutritionists, “but now I see them differently. The sanctuary has changed my feelings about elephants.” The elephants are fed 2 liter bottles, every three hours, around the clock.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern Kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg

This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
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